Training courses

Two standard accredited MMO training courses are offered: a course for MMOs working in UK waters and a course for Protected Species Observers (PSOs) working in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition a refresher course is available for UK MMOs who might wish to update their knowledge.  Bespoke courses may be arranged as required.

The UK MMO training course is recognised by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).  The Gulf of Mexico PSO course is accepted by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

What the governing bodies say:

    “...very pleased with the course content and the description of the role of the MMO .... it was very thorough and well thought out.” JNCC

    “...based on your background and experience, you are very well qualified to teach the required material ...” BOEM

What delegates say:

    “Comprehensive and well presented.”

    “Excellent - succeeded in maintaining a high level of interest throughout.”

    “Everything I needed to know was covered.”

For further information on the courses see:



JNCC-recognised MMO course

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BOEM/ BSEE accepted PSO course

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Site last updated 15/11/23

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Next course dates:


JNCC MMO course

30 Nov & 1 Dec 2023

Remote delivery

£180 per person



PSO course




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